Magical thinking: I
think=I do/I prevent=It is (Illusory Beliefs Inventory – IBI).
internal and external (external objects, events, and processes affected by
cognitions, emotions, and moods).
Defective theory of
mind (Piaget’s egocentricity in preoperational phase of development) and Theory
of World (causation)
Form of infantile
grandiosity coupled with autoplastic defenses common in neurosis. Comorbid with
OCD (regain control) but not with worry or anxiety (which are more closely
correlated with intolerance of uncertainty and perfectionism).
Examples of Magical
at a distance, omnipresence
inconstancy, dissociation (undo, rewind), disinhibited lack of impulse control
omnipotence, control (via intimidation and disinhibited lack of impulse